Born and raised in Ohio, Mariesa comes to South LA by way of New York after she graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies from Vassar College. She firmly believes in the radical power of grassroots organizing to speak truth to power. Mariesa uses storytelling to amplify the needs of Kinship Families who often don’t have a social safety net.
Fun Fact: Mariesa gets iPhone notifications every time Beyoncé posts on Instagram.